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Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings, Super Smash 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

13 Feb 2021 | 08:30 | Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
178/5 in 19.4 9.05 winner
175/8 in 20.0 8.75

Wellington Firebirds Vs Canterbury Kings betting odds

WF

1.55

CK

2.30

Toss Winner - Wellington Firebirds won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Wellington Firebirds beat Canterbury Kings by 5 wickets

Wellington look to defend the title against Canterbury

  • Wellington won 9 out of 10 matches and their only loss came against Canterbury so far.  
  • Canterbury defeated Central Districts by 4 wickets in the preliminary finals.
  • Wellington has 5-0 win-loss record in their home ground this season.

Wellington will win the match & lift the trophy

  • Tournament: Super Smash 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

Super Smash 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Wellington Firebirds 10 9 1 0 0 36 1.516
Central Stags 10 6 4 0 0 24 0.587
Canterbury Kings 10 6 4 0 0 24 0.079
Northern Knights 10 5 5 0 0 20 -0.319
Auckland Aces 10 2 8 0 0 8 -0.384
Otago Volts 10 2 8 0 0 8 -1.484
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
36 1.516 10 9 1 0 0
24 0.587 10 6 4 0 0
24 0.079 10 6 4 0 0
20 -0.319 10 5 5 0 0
8 -0.384 10 2 8 0 0
8 -1.484 10 2 8 0 0
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wf vs ck Match Prediction & Analysis

Super Smash League has come to the end with Wellington and Canterbury fighting for victory in the finale. Wellington topped the group stage and directly qualified for the finals whereas Canterbury came third in the points table and reached the finals. Canterbury won the title 15 years ago and would look to end their victory drought with a win in this season. Wellington are the most successful team with 7 title reigns and will look to add on to their victory tally in this season.

Teams Preview

Wellington Firebirds Preview

Openers Finn Allen (496 runs) and Devon Conway (362 runs) lead the batting occupying the first and third position in the top runs scorers this season. Tom Blundell and Michael Bracewell have come up crucial runs in the middle order and they wait for the services of James Neesham in this match owing to his finger injury sustained in group stages.  

Hamish Bennett and Logan Van beek will have a huge role to play with the new ball in hand. Rachin Ravindra, Michel Bracewell, Peter young husband will look to strangle the run flow in the middle overs effectively.

Top players to bet on:

Finn Allen – Allen leads the runs chart with 496 runs at a strike rate of 196 this season. His ability to score runs consistently at a massive strike rate at the top has been their team`s standout feature this season so far.

Hamish Bennett – Bennett has 13 wickets at an economy rate of 7.5 RPO this season and his experience will be vital to the team`s bowling department.  We expect him to continue his good showing with the ball.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing XI:

Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Tom Blundell (wk), Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham/Ben Sears, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett, Fraser Colson

Wellington Firebirds Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Conway 91 58 7 4 156.9
F Allen 73 35 8 4 208.57
T Blundell 46 23 5 3 200
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Neesham 4.0 0 41 3 10.25
L van Beek 4.0 0 42 2 10.5
P Husband 4.0 0 33 2 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Neesham 4.0 0 41 3 10.25
L van Beek 4.0 0 42 2 10.5
P Husband 4.0 0 33 2 8.25

Wellington Firebirds Actual Playing XI:

Devon Conway, Logan van Beek, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett, PY Husband, Jamie Gibson, Michael Bracewell, Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, James Neesham, Troy Johnson

Canterbury Kings Preview

Daryll Mitchell (88 runs) and Cam Fletcher (72 runs) put on a valiant 142-run partnership to rebuild their innings from 38/5 to 170/6 in a stiff 181-run chase in the last match. Cole McConchie and Chad Bowes has also been amongst the runs this season scoring nearly 225+ runs.

Their pace battery of Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall, and Daryl Mitchell have claimed 33 wickets so far. Will Williams have been leaking runs at over 11 RPO which is a big worry for the team so far. Todd Astle and Cole McConchie have performed their roles to perfection in the middle overs.

Top players to bet on:

Daryl Mitchell – Mitchell lead the team with 88 runs and bowling figures of 2/28 last game to help them qualify for finals. He has a superb season with 339 runs and 10 wickets so far.  

Cole McConchie – McConchie has 254 runs with the bat and 4 wickets with the ball so far. His bowling has been effective despite lack of wickets as he is giving away runs at less than 7.5 RPO so far.

Canterbury Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Chad Bowes, Ken McClure, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Todd Astle, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Canterbury Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Super Smash 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Mitchell 88 58 7 4 151.72
C Fletcher 72 42 4 5 171.43
C McConchie 7 7 1 0 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Henry 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
D Mitchell 3.0 0 28 2 9.33
E Nuttall 3.0 0 23 1 7.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Henry 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
D Mitchell 3.0 0 28 2 9.33
E Nuttall 3.0 0 23 1 7.67

Canterbury Kings Actual Playing XI:

Will Williams, Cole McConchie, TD Astle, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall, Henry Shipley, Ken McClure, Chad Bowes, Leo Carter, Cameron Fletcher

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 19 0 mm. 5.78 k/h From: NNW 5%
03h 19 0 mm. 5.72 k/h From: NNW 44%
06h 17 0 mm. 5.19 k/h From: NNW 73%
09h 16 0 mm. 5.92 k/h From: N 92%
12h 16 0 mm. 8 k/h From: N 70%
15h 16 0 mm. 8.5 k/h From: NNW 92%
18h 16 0 mm. 9.25 k/h From: NNW 73%
21h 17 0 mm. 8.81 k/h From: NNW 79%

Weather Conditions

Wellington has partly cloudy weather condition on the match day but no rain has been predicted as per the weather forecasters. We expect a full match with no external disturbances whatsoever.

Venue Details

Wellington is a good batting track with true bounce and pace on offer. Bowlers will also have some seam movement with the new ball in hand and the used nature of track might aid spinners. Overall, it is a good sorting track where we expect the scores to be around 150-170 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing teams have 4-1 win-loss record at this venue this season but teams would be tempted to bat first in big matches.  We expect both captains to chase the total in this match.

WF vs CK Winning Prediction

Wellington has been the team of the tournament so far but the bulk of runs have been scored by their top order leaving the middle order highly untested so far. Their bowling department has performed well as a unit and held the opposition effectively in their matches. Canterbury will take confidence of the fact that they are the only team to beat Wellington so far and will look to do it one more time. They also have good batting and bowling units that has performed well on most occasions. We expect Wellington to win this match owing to their form, momentum, and home conditions on offer.

Wellington will win the match & lift the trophy

Author: Dhinesh Kumar